Aug 01, 2014


Human Resources

New faculty and staff should notify the Human Resources Employment Office of their new permanent address and phone numbers. We will update the Banner System and notify other necessary offices for you. Departments need to notify us of all new or changed campus addresses and phone numbers to insure the accuracy of the online directory. Please email changes to Carol Galey at or Cindy Maples at

CAROL GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Aug 01, 2014

SURS will have retirement counselors on campus Thursday, Sept. 18. If you wish to speak to a SURS representative on this date, they are now accepting appointments. Please call 1-800-275-7877 to obtain the necessary forms for your appointment or log in to your member account here to complete the form online and return to SURS via fax or mail. Once the completed forms have been received by SURS, you will then be able to contact them again at the above number to schedule your appointment.

Appointments will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Returning the forms in a timely manner will help ensure an appointment time. These forms can be faxed to 217-378-9800 or mailed to the address that is provided with the forms.

To schedule an individual counseling session, you must be within four years of retirement eligibility:
-- Age 55 with eight or more years of service;
-- Age 62 with five or more years of service; or
-- 30 or more years of qualifying service at any age.

An eligible employee is entitled to an appointment or estimate every 12 months.

Please follow this link for additional information.

LINDA HOLLOWAY, Benefits Services
Posted: Jul 24, 2014

Faculty and administrative staff in nine-, 10- or 11-month positions who wish to change their salary distribution plan must complete a Salary Distribution Option Form found on the HR website. The Salary Distribution Option form must be returned to the Human Resources Employment Office prior to the first day of the employee's contract. If a form is not received for new employees, the plan will default to salary paid according to contract dates. The salary distribution option plan chosen at this time cannot be changed during the current year and will continue in future years unless the Employment Office is notified of a change. If you have questions, please contact Carol Galey at 581-7655 or Cindy Maples at 581-2613.

CAROL GALEY, Human Resources
Posted: Jul 07, 2014

It is each departmentís responsibility to mail EFTS when the employee/student worker is on leave or no longer employed here at Eastern. Earning statements are also available on PAWS to view or print.

MARSHA GRAY, Payroll Department
Posted: Jul 01, 2014

If you are responsible for approving web time entries and are going to be out of the office, a proxy can be set up to approve the entries in your absence. If you need assistance, please contact the Payroll Office at 581-7799 or -5510.

MARSHA GRAY, Payroll Department
Posted: Jul 01, 2014

University policy requires all new or rehired employees to participate in direct deposit of their wages as a condition of employment. Enrollment forms are included in the hiring packets for new employees. Employees who currently do not participate in direct deposit may enroll at any time by submitting a completed form to the Payroll Office, Room 2011, Old Main.

MARSHA GRAY, Payroll Department
Posted: Jul 01, 2014

Every bank has its own schedule of when deposits will appear in your account online and at an ATM. If you have a question about your direct deposit, please call your bank to inquire when the deposit will appear and when the funds are available for your use.

MARSHA GRAY, Payroll Department
Posted: Jul 01, 2014

The person you appointed as your proxy needs to have the same approver security set-up as you. Please ask each person you chose as your proxy to test their access. They should see the same orgs and employees to approve in PAWS or enter in PHATIME that you do. With vacations and the upcoming holidays, this is a perfect time to make sure everyone has the access they need so time is entered and approvals are completed by the deadlines. Contact the Payroll office at 581-7799 or 581-5510 with any proxy issues.

MARSHA GRAY, Payroll Department
Posted: Jul 01, 2014

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